Sun TV News approved!

Breaking news this morning! Sun TV News was just approved for category 2 licence. I just received the CRTC approval from my very excited friends over at QMI:

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations. When’s your first day with them? ;-)

  • Tdfn

    Great News!!1 Can hardly wait til first broadcast day….dawn of a “new world”

  • Powell Lucas

    Great News!! As soon as Telus adds it to its list of optional programs, I’ll be signing up.

  • Caz58

    I’m thrilled with the news..but…would you be so kind as to put all of this is laymen’s terms. I have a thing about reading legal documents. thanks

  • Judy

    Why does the Globe and Mail refer to Sun media as Right wing? They have never refered to the Star or CBC as left wing networks? Shoudl I assume that the Globe believes that the Star and Ceeb are right down the middle?

  • Ja Thurman1

    terrific…I am so happy…finally!!!

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Sun TV News has billed itself this way.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Call your cable provider soon!

  • http://rural-and-right.blogspot.com/ Rural and Right

    Take that Margret Atwood !

  • batb

    I hope Peggy Atwood is crying in her beer — except I suspect that she doesn’t drink beer. She’d drink something a little more high brow.

    Well, la-e-da and too bad.

  • Liz J

    You suspect correctly, batb, she drinks a particular brand of Scotch, not sure if it’s double or triple malt.

  • batb

    Liz, Peggy will be drinking single malt, which is the best scotch there is. I knew she wouldn’t be a beer drinker!

    The double and triple would refer to the BS she churns out.

  • Anonymous

    Why does the Globe and Mail refer to Sun media as Right wing?

    Um, have you ever read a SUN newspaper?

    They have never refered to the Star or CBC as left wing networks? Should I assume that the Globe believes that the Star and Ceeb are right down the middle?

    It’s more common for newspapers to have a declared editorial stance. The Star is definitely a liberal/progressive-leaning paper. The Nat’l Post is business/free-market/right-wing, the Globe and Mail is fairly centrist, in my opinion. The SUN is lunchbox conservative.

    SUN TV is the first Canadian TV network to have a declared bias. I don’t see that as a good thing for a news network to do. But it’s their nickel.

  • Anonymous

    The double and triple would refer to the BS she churns out.

    And your Order of Canada is… where? Ironic that you are accusing Atwood of BS; that’s probably the least appropriate accusation one could make about Atwood.

  • Anonymous

    … and what’s wrong with good scotch?

  • Liz J

    Looking forward to Sun TV News. Wonder how many hoops we’ll have to go through with cable providers to get it?

  • Liz J

    CBC and CTV don’t need to declare their bias, it’s obvious.

  • batb

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Liz! And the problem, of course, is that CTV and the CBC are so myopic, are so sure that their political brand and outlook on the world is the only sane one, they’ve become myopic to the point of blind entitlement and arrogance. (No wonder the CBC’s market share of viewers is down to a dismal 6%.)

    The other point here, is that the left-leaning press seem to insist on labelling any media outlet that expresses opinions other than their approved-of- ones as “right wing.” I’ve never seen a POV or person labelled “left wing” or “extreme left wing” in any of the print, radio,or television media, whereas these media frequently label as “right wing” or “extreme right wing” any number of non-left POVs or individuals who express views counter to their own.

    ‘Big problem for Canadians who want to see a broader spectrum of opinion appearing in their national media — and the best reason for the launching of SunTV, with “apologies,” ahem, to Peggy Atwood. Let the leftards’ heads explode! We’re not counting on them to make SunTV successful!

  • Anonymous

    …the left-leaning press seem to insist on labelling any media outlet that expresses opinions other than their approved-of- ones as “right wing.”

    You’re the ones with the bias problem. You’re so far to the right that anything that’s neutral or centrist is still too far to the left for you. And you still insist that this is some sort of calculated or directed bias on the part of the CBC or CTV. If you were Americans you’d be in with the birthers and “Obama’s a Muslim!” crowd, yes?

    Broad-targeted news organizations like those at CBC, Global and CTV (and at most other large credible news departments: BBC NHK, Deutsche Welle, etc) tend to be forward-looking and inclusive when they do take a stand, which may come off as progressive to you. Try and see this from their perspective; there’s not much appetite for doing “ignorance is bliss”, “too much progress”, “gimme that olde-tyme religion” and “too many foreigners” stories.

    Canada needs more demagogues, I guess, to keep you happy. Any news yet on who are going to be the Canadian Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or O’Reilly?

    We’re not counting on them to make SunTV successful!

    …who are you counting on, then? There’s already a right-wing paper that passes your sniff test – the National Post – and it’s doing poorly. Canada’s “right” are loyal sycophants but lousy customers, apparently.

  • Anonymous

    Well I hope obtaining Sun TV News is easier than the problems we had getting Fox CableNews, only when Al jazzera came were we reluctantly allowed. I’ve written countless times my cable provider to get Fox Business News but they always respong the CRTC will not permit it in Canada.

  • batb

    The Order of Canada isn’t worth the tiny piece of scrap metal it’s made out of.

  • batb

    The Order of Canada isn’t worth the tiny piece of scrap metal it’s made out of.

  • batb

    Where even to begin.

    “You’re so far to the right…” Would you care to explain that grand indictment and define what you mean by “so far to the right”? Give an example or two, otherwise this is only your impudent POV. You’re entitled to it, but it doesn’t mean it’s either informed or intelligent.

    Why, if the CBC is such a “broad-targeted news organization,” isn’t it hauling in a lot more viewers? If it weren’t for their billion-dollar subsidy from the Canadian taxpayer, they’d be toast. I notice, too, that they advertise a lot, thereby giving them a gross advantage over purely private media companies.

    Please don’t equate liberal and left with “progressive.” I know that’s the meme among the “enlightened,” but just because leftists believe it, doesn’t make it true. That’s one thing the Left has always been good at, using “news speak,” where words are employed to express the exact opposite of reality. Sadly, a lot of people were duped behind the Iron Curtain and still are in the “enlightened” West. (Don’t talk to me of not wanting foreigners’ stories. As a practising Christian, who has lived in a developing country to help improve the people’s lives — and, by the way, not in a gated community or in an air-conditioned house, even though it was the tropics — and who belongs to a church with a very broad and generous outreach to the homeless and victims of famine, flood, war, hunger, in other countries, I know and have a personal relationship with actual “foreigners,” I don’t just hear about them on the news.)

    “Canada needs more demagogues …” Name me a few of the demagogues to whom you are referring.

    How’s the TorStar doing, kenn2? Or the Probe and Fail? It’s rather a miracle that the National Post got up and going at all, but it’s still around.

    Should we be counting on the left-lib-progs to make SunTV successful? I imagine they’ll tune into Ezra Levant and co. with about the same frequency as I and my ilk tune into the CBC. However, I suspect that the scoffers may be quite dismayed when they see the volume of viewers who show up at SunTV. OTOH, this isn’t the U.S., so we’ll see. However, I am hopeful. ;-)

  • batb

    Where even to begin.

    “You’re so far to the right…” Would you care to explain that grand indictment and define what you mean by “so far to the right”? Give an example or two, otherwise this is only your impudent POV. You’re entitled to it, but it doesn’t mean it’s either informed or intelligent.

    Why, if the CBC is such a “broad-targeted news organization,” isn’t it hauling in a lot more viewers? If it weren’t for their billion-dollar subsidy from the Canadian taxpayer, they’d be toast. I notice, too, that they advertise a lot, thereby giving them a gross advantage over purely private media companies.

    Please don’t equate liberal and left with “progressive.” I know that’s the meme among the “enlightened,” but just because leftists believe it, doesn’t make it true. That’s one thing the Left has always been good at, using “news speak,” where words are employed to express the exact opposite of reality. Sadly, a lot of people were duped behind the Iron Curtain and still are in the “enlightened” West. (Don’t talk to me of not wanting foreigners’ stories. As a practising Christian, who has lived in a developing country to help improve the people’s lives — and, by the way, not in a gated community or in an air-conditioned house, even though it was the tropics — and who belongs to a church with a very broad and generous outreach to the homeless and victims of famine, flood, war, hunger, in other countries, I know and have a personal relationship with actual “foreigners,” I don’t just hear about them on the news.)

    “Canada needs more demagogues …” Name me a few of the demagogues to whom you are referring.

    How’s the TorStar doing, kenn2? Or the Probe and Fail? It’s rather a miracle that the National Post got up and going at all, but it’s still around.

    Should we be counting on the left-lib-progs to make SunTV successful? I imagine they’ll tune into Ezra Levant and co. with about the same frequency as I and my ilk tune into the CBC. However, I suspect that the scoffers may be quite dismayed when they see the volume of viewers who show up at SunTV. OTOH, this isn’t the U.S., so we’ll see. However, I am hopeful. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    And, like that, you smear Canada’s brightest, bravest and best citizens, to make your tiny little point.

    Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).

    You really are a piece of work. Beneath your unthinking dogma, I did at one time think that there was a principled person and a concerned citizen in there somewhere, that I could draw out and engage occasionally.

    I don’t anymore.

  • Anonymous

    “You’re so far to the right…” Would you care to explain that grand indictment and define what you mean by “so far to the right”?

    Entirely self-evident. Look to your right…anyone in Canada that you think is too right-wing? Nobody. What does that tell you?

    Please don’t equate liberal and left with “progressive.”

    You’re the one doing that. CBC and CTV are neither liberal nor left, to any significant or deliberate degree. A person doesn’t need to be liberal or left to find things wrong about the current federal government. Clean your own house first.

    Name me a few of the demagogues to whom you are referring.

    Misplace the reading glasses? Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, Coulter…

    Despite their declared bias, I won’t pass judgement on SUN TV til I actually see some. The current quality of journalism in the QMI newspapers is underwhelming, so I am not expecting much, though.

    After your Order of Canada turd, I now expect less from you, too.

  • batb

    Misplace the reading glasses? Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, Coulter…

    I meant in Canada? Who are the demagogues in Canada?

  • batb

    Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn what you think of me.

    What outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation did Henry Morgentaler provide? He “served” women who found their pregnancies “inconvenient” (many of whom later deeply regretted their decision to have an abortion), he served himself, and he served his ever-growing bank account.

    Since his being awarded the Order of Canada, not to mention a few other reprobates, I’ve looked on the Order of Canada as tarnished beyond redemption.

  • batb

    I actually have friends who’ve been awarded the Order of Canada and who fit the description of the citation. I’m sorry they find themselves in the same company as such a self-serving recipient as Henry Morgentaler.

    Too often, the Order of Canada is given as a patronage pat on the back and only to those who share the mindset and agenda of the political party in power. Given that the Liberal Party of Canada was largely in power, on and off, for over 30 years, a number of those to whom they’ve awarded the Order of Canada give off a certain politically correct odeur.

  • batb

    I actually have friends who’ve been awarded the Order of Canada and who fit the description of the citation. I’m sorry they find themselves in the same company as such a self-serving recipient as Henry Morgentaler.

    Too often, the Order of Canada is given as a patronage pat on the back and only to those who share the mindset and agenda of the political party in power. Given that the Liberal Party of Canada was largely in power, on and off, for over 30 years, a number of those to whom they’ve awarded the Order of Canada give off a certain politically correct odeur.

  • Liz J

    It’s really fitting the Libs and their apologists would go South for examples, their whole party is going South, as in sagging, downhill. They can’t deal with the situation here in the North country and their Idol Obama isn’t doing so well himself so bad scene all around for the poor dears.

  • Anonymous

    Oooh, pithy.

  • real conservative

    Currently there is little if any right wing media in Canada but I’m hoping this trend is reversing finally.

  • real conservative

    Currently there is little if any right wing media in Canada but I’m hoping this trend is reversing finally.

  • Liz J

    Yeah, that’s what all the fuss is about, the Leftist hacks rule the media, they’re scared sh**less at the prospect of losing their monopoly and bleeding their viewership to a state of anemia.

    We’ve all had enough of their tinkering with the facts to manipulate opinion to suit their agenda, that game will be over for them but they may have a future with some leading tabloids.

  • Liz J

    Congratulations batb, you’ve won the round. When Kenny gets to the “turd” stage he’s lost the debate.

    BTW, I agree with your take on the Order of Canada.

  • Liz J

    Congratulations batb, you’ve won the round. When Kenny gets to the “turd” stage he’s lost the debate.

    BTW, I agree with your take on the Order of Canada.

  • batb

    Have you noticed, Liz, how kenn2 has grown increasingly truculent and nasty when challenged to justify his accusations? Just like a Liberal … to the tune of Dylan’s Just like a woman.

    Re the Order of Canada, here’s another one of dubious distinction, among many:

    The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, who when he was the judge who issued a ruling in 2003 on the Halpern case that effectively ended the traditional definition of marriage in Canada, did not recuse himself even though at the time his daughter wa a lesbian in a same-sex relationship — and who then partied with the same-sex lobby group after their victory.

    There are far too many recipients of the Order of Canada who have simply danced to the Liberal$’ tune and have been rewarded for that rather than any service rendered to Canada and Canadians. The dedication, achievement, and service rendered were pretty much in reference to the prog-lib-left-social-engineering-brave-new-world agenda.

  • YoungHaligonian

    Personally I don’t care if a Television network is “Left wing” or “Right wing” as long as in their editorial commentaries they give voice to an actual conversation vs. just one side whether it be through ideology basis or advertising basing. All current networks are guilty of it, and I’m growing rather tired for it. Hopefully only the issues that are brought up may appeal to right wing voters who might not get the story elsewhere, but I severely hope it’s not a biased whitewash where opposition is made to look like morons regardless of the validity of their positions.

  • YoungHaligonian

    Personally I don’t care if a Television network is “Left wing” or “Right wing” as long as in their editorial commentaries they give voice to an actual conversation vs. just one side whether it be through ideology basis or advertising basing. All current networks are guilty of it, and I’m growing rather tired for it. Hopefully only the issues that are brought up may appeal to right wing voters who might not get the story elsewhere, but I severely hope it’s not a biased whitewash where opposition is made to look like morons regardless of the validity of their positions.

  • Liz J

    Agree. I rather think that’s what we will see with the new network, we’ve all had more than enough of biased reporting and tinkering with facts to manipulate opinion.

  • real conservative

    Liz, oh yeah! When you lie long enough you don’t know what reality is anymore. I’m hoping that SunTV changes all that.

  • Anonymous

    Have you noticed, Liz, how kenn2 has grown increasingly truculent and nasty when challenged to justify his accusations?

    …It’s true, I’ve been letting these little conversations get to me, and I shouldn’t. This is a partisan, right-wing blog, not The Agenda.

    So for being truculent, I apologise.

    But your whole Order of Canada stance is pretty sad, still.

    The dedication, achievement, and service rendered were pretty much in reference to the prog-lib-left-social-engineering-brave-new-world agenda.

    Canada is what she is BECAUSE she is at heart a progressive country. Our world-leading accomplishments were progressive ideas. Harper can try to drive in reverse, and his efforts have been noticed internationally, but ultimately he has to embrace the center and follow our true destiny, or be defeated.

  • batb

    kenn2, it’s the Order of Canada itself that is pretty sad, notwithstanding the many valiant Canadians who have received it.

  • batb

    kenn2, it’s the Order of Canada itself that is pretty sad, notwithstanding the many valiant Canadians who have received it.